In Over My Head

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One of my favorite hobbies is reading, especially science fiction or fantasy novels. I have always been a reader going back to childhood, but I didn’t really delve into the fantasy realm until I read The Lord of the Rings in college. Since then, I’ve been devouring as much fantasy as I can while sprinkling in a highly recommended science fiction novel for variety from time to time.

But this has lead to a small problem. I may have over committed myself and I’m now realizing that I am partway through far too many series. I have officially put a hold on starting any new series until I finish at least a couple of these. Here’s the damage:

  • Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series: On book 4 of 13 (with one more on the way)
  • Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series: On book 3 of 13
  • Robin Hobb’s Farseer trilogy: Currently reading book 2 of 3
  • Stephen King’s Dark Tower series: On book 4 of 7
  • Frank Herbert’s Dune saga: On book 4 of 6
  • Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera series: On book 5 of (currently) 6
  • Orson Scott Card’s Ender saga: On book 2 of 4
  • Karl Schroeder’s Virga: On book 3 of 3
  • George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice: On book 2 of (currently) 4
I’m also reading a couple other series, but luckily I’m caught up on those. I have read all 12 of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files (my current favorite series) and I’m just awaiting the final novel in Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle.
Hopefully, I’ll catch up on some of these pretty soon so I can get started on a few other series that I’m really excited about.